Ziba Designers come to Stout | APPA 210

February 24, 2011
5:45 pmto6:45 pm

Attention Design Students (Industrial, Graphic, Interior and Multimedia) as well as all Packaging Engineering Students and Graphic Communications Management Majors.

Would you like to know what a day in the real-world life of cross-disciplinary design is like? UW-Stout’s AIGA Student Group along with IDSA’s Stout Chapter is hosting two Senior Communications Designers from Ziba Design, Inc. out of Portland, OR: Jessica Vollendorf & Sarah Osborn. They will talk about prototyping and it’s role in the print, packaging, product, interaction, and environment design process. They will also explain the value of a brainstorming culture for coming up with innovative solutions. Both Sarah and Jessica have worked on packaging and branding as part of holistic design solutions. Some companies they have worked with are P&G, Nike, Aerie, Patagonia, Crate&Barrel, & Wolfgang Puck as well as other Fortune 100 companies. Both designers hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Sarah Osborn
Senior Communications Designer

Sarah is a senior communications designer at Ziba, an innovation and design firm based in Portland, Oregon. Sarah’s focus at Ziba is creating packaging and branded solutions that tell holistic stories. She works with Fortune 100 companies to create cohesive touch-points across brand and product experiences. Sarah has worked on packaging structure, graphic design, environmental design and copywriting for companies especially in the health and beauty industry, including P&G and other cosmetics companies.

Prior to Ziba, Sarah worked for Outset, a designer and producer of high-end grilling and barware accessories. As both designer and copywriter, she designed packaging structures and graphics for 250+ products, websites, identities, print collateral, supported product design, and wrote copy and brand messaging. Her other clients included Kingsford, Crate&Barrel and celebrity chefs such as Tyler Florence and Wolfgang Puck. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Graphic Design, and minor degree in Journalism from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Sarah enjoys oil-painting, playing tennis and screen-printing. Her favorite activity is shooting film photography during the beautiful Portland summers and while traveling.

Jessica Vollendorf
Senior Communications Designer

Jessica is a senior communications designer at Ziba, an innovation and design firm based in Portland, Oregon. Jessica specializes in packaging design and has a strong understanding of the relationship between packaging structure, graphics, and branding, and how to create holistic design solutions. She has worked with companies in the soft goods, health and beauty, food and beverage, consumer electronics, and apparel industries, including: P&G, Aerie, Nike, Patagonia, Wrigley and Dell.

Before joining Ziba, Jessica worked for a Minneapolis-based design consultancy, Baker Associates. During her time at Baker Associates she designed packaging graphics and interior signage for Fortune 100 companies in the food and beverage industry. Jessica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jessica loves illustrating, whitewater kayaking and traveling, and has backpacked through most of Mexico while perfecting her Spanish.

Posted February 20th, 2011 by Sam Mancl | Calendar, Event, Meeting
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